The Baby

GOD BROKE INTO OUR REALM OF HUMANKIND – AS A BABY! He had to be part of us, part of the human experience, in order to conquer the enemy, to be without sin, without blemish, and pleasing to the Father, to defeat the enemy, pay our ransom, and give us the opportunity at freedom in Christ. All those things came in the form of a baby!   Not quite what was expected by the disciples, nor the Jews that were waiting for the Messiah, but the way God chose.   Are you waiting for a long-awaited answer to a prayer?   Do you wonder how in the world you have arrived at a destination that you were not expecting?   Maybe you are exactly where God has led you.  The words to an old song “I can’t see how You’re leading me unless You’ve led me here, where I’m lost enough to let myself be led.”    Don’t fret.  Don’t be anxious.  Don’t lose hope.  Don’t fear.  Don’t doubt.  Keep on doing what you know to do and believe the Lord that He knows best for you – (believe = trust in, rely on, and adhere to).   Romans 8:28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  You can imagine that the disciples thought ALL WAS LOST at the cross.  Like them, we may have forgotten to trust and to relax when things don’t go as planned.  Proverbs 3:5 “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.”  Soon, we get to celebrate Jesus coming as a baby (unexpected) and THANK HIM FOR BECOMING THE SAVIOR AND REDEEMER – Emanuel with us (as promised!)